You have not played the first Spellforce I would highly recommend getting Starforce Platinum edition which includes the Original game plus two expansions never released here in the US before this year. Its not necessary to play Spellforce 2 but the original still looks and plays great. As for Spellforce 2, its a really great evolution of the series where the same Real time strategy elements mix it up with Role Playing. The campaign is a long, interesting journey with great environments and characters. Its great to be able to lay out your buildings from the typical RTS view and then zoom in to a third person view and be able to see the buildings and all the activity going on.
Don't let this one pass you by.
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